______________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Andrew L.

Janke, CPM Executive Director Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation 100 State Street Beloit, WI 53511 Phone: 608.364.6748 jankea@ci.beloit.wi.us CONTACT: Michel F. Pokel Vice President Alliance Development Corporation 305 Scot Drive Clinton, WI 53525 P.O. Box 610 Phone: 608.676-2200 Ext 101 Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation and the City of Beloit Announces Alliance Development Corp. Expansion Beloit, WI, April 15, 2011 - The Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation and the City of Beloit are pleased to announce that Clinton, Wisconsin based Alliance Development has announced that it plans on adding a 110,000 square foot addition to their existing warehouse distribution center located in Beloit’s Gateway Business Park. The facility is currently servicing the logistics needs of the adjacent Kettle Foods manufacturing facility. The addition to Alliance’s distribution facility is being driven by Kettle Foods’ recent announcement that they are doubling production capacity at their Beloit facility. The Alliance facility is located immediately to the east of the Kettle Foods site. The expansion project will include the installation of a covered pallet conveyor system that will allow finished product from the Kettle Foods plant to the existing and soon-to-be expanded distribution facility. Construction is expected to begin by the end of June and be completed by April of 2012. Total capital investment for the project is estimated at $4.9 million and may create 10 or more jobs.

The City of Beloit is supporting this expansion project by providing a TID funded grant in the amount of $20,000 to be used for training new employees. In addition, the City will also be providing the Company a TID funded direct developer pay-as-you-go incentive, whereby, the company will receive 10 annual payments equal to 20% of total real estate taxes paid by the company on the value of the new addition. The City will also be coordinating with the State Department of Commerce to secure a Development Opportunity Zone tax credit allocation. Andrew Janke, Executive Director for the GBEDC, said, “Alliance Development has a proven record of developing high quality projects and developing strategic partnerships with local companies such as Kettle Foods. This expansion is a welcome addition to the Greater Beloit community.” Alliance Development Corporation Vice President Mike Pokel said, “We are thankful to again have the opportunity to work with the City of Beloit on the expansion of our leased distribution center in support of Kettle Foods. Clearly, the GBEDC played a significant role in bringing this project to fruition. We value the proactive approach they take to helping spur development in the community.” Beloit City Manager Larry Arft said, “We are pleased to welcome Alliance Development’s building addition which is a companion development to the Kettle Foods expansion.” About Alliance Development Corporation – founded in 1990, Clinton, Wisconsin based Alliance Development Corp. is a family owned company specializing in the design, construction, leasing, and operations of primarily food related distribution centers. With over 50 years experience in the logistics business, Alliance is committed to serving the needs of food producers, manufactures and distributors.

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